I am starting to forget how many Sundays I have missed, but the week of March 13 - 19 found me at home with Kyle suffering from asthma. But moving forward, Patrick isn't nursing as much, so I can leave him with Adrian and can go to church when the kids are sick.
Sunday: As Kyle and I stayed home from church and moved around getting things ready for lunch, we spotted a bird feathering his nest! This bush is just outside of my pantry window. I am thankful for seeing God's creation up close!
Unfortunately, we haven't seen Mr. Bird in his nest again. I hope we didn't scare him off!
Monday: I don't know how or why I missed Monday. This picture is from Wednesday when Adrian's parents took us to Gibb's Garden. It was amazingly beautiful! Right now they have over 20 million daffodils in bloom! I loved seeing the daffodils mixed into the woods and just swaying and fluttering in the breeze. I am thankful for the opportunity to see such a beauty!
Tuesday: Mercy Rosie turned 3! It is so hard to believe! I am hoping to take a picture of each of the kids on their birthday. You think this would be obvious and easy, but I am going to have to try hard to remember. I want something that shows their personality, not just a picture in front of their cake (which we also try to take every year). I am thankful to God for entrusting me with her. Such a big responsibility that I do not feel worthy to undertake, but the Lord is good and allows us to raise these children.
I took Kyle to the pediatrician for his asthma. As I suspected, he needed the oral steroid to help open his lungs. :(
Wednesday: As I said earlier, Adrian's parents took us to Gibb's Garden to celebrate our birthdays (that were a few months back). We really enjoyed how relaxing and peaceful the gardens were. Such a beautiful place, I can't imagine living here, but the Gibb's family does! I am thankful for the wonderful weather so that we could enjoy such a beautiful place.
Thursday: Thursday was crazy as usual, but involved several extra trips up and down the interstate to and from church. I thought I was going to miss taking a picture all together, but right before bed, I asked who wanted me to take their picture. Sophia spoke up first, so I told her to smile or make faces. She chose to make faces! I am for this bundle of craziness. She keeps life interesting.
Friday: On Friday, I went to the pediatrician for the second time this week. This time, Avalyn needed to be seen. It turns out that she has swimmer's ear and an ear infection. I didn't know that swimmer's ear is a swelling of the ear canal. So besides the pain of an ear infection, she also has that pain! Adrian kept his eye on the kids, and this is Patrick asleep in Adrian's office! I love the trail he left behind him.
Friday was Avalyn's birthday, too. She didn't get to spend it the way she wanted! But we did have her birthday dinner and cake and ice cream.
Bonus: Avalyn on her birthday. Even though she wasn't feeling well, she managed to smile a couple of times for me.
Saturday: One of our many helpers! Sophia loves to help cook the breakfast sausage.